Formerly a gamekeeper’s cottage, The Gamekeeper’s Inn offers guests cosy corners, the best local ales and hearty homemade food set in the heart of the Dales.


When do we need to pay for our wedding?

We can provisionally hold a date for you for 1 week, allowing you time to contact the Registrar or local church. Then we ask for a £1,000 deposit to secure your date with us, then the balance is payable 14 days before your wedding.

How many guests can you accommodate?

We can accommodate up to 140 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, and up to 200 guests for your evening reception.

Are you licensed for civil ceremonies?

The Netherside Suite and the Conservatory are licensed for civil ceremonies, providing two rooms for you to choose from for your ceremony. The Conservatory seats up to 50 guests for your ceremony and The Netherside Suite seats up to 140 guests.

Can we hold just a reception with you?

Yes, we can host your wedding reception without a ceremony. Couples often choose to do this when they have been married abroad.

Do you have accommodation on-site?

We have a selection of bedrooms, lodges and a house on-site for you and your guests. Angela, our Wedding Coordinator will work with you to allocate accommodation to your guests. You are not required to book all of the accommodation, but we request that you confirm your requirements and rooming list 6 weeks prior to your wedding. Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 10am. If any guests wish to get ready at the hotel on the morning of the wedding, we would recommend that they book a room for the night before the wedding. Payment for accommodation is not required upfront, guests may pay on check out. We also have a list of local accommodation providers should you need further accommodation. Please visit the Weddings page on our website where you can download a list of recommended suppliers including accommodation providers.


"Well what can we say? Everything was just perfect, from the rooms, the spa, the location, the venue, the decorations, the staff...just everything. The Gamekeeper's Inn, Angela and all the staff at the Gamekeeper's Inn are just amazing! The venue is just stunning, the rooms are gorgeous and the food is to die for!! We stayed Friday until Monday for our wedding with the venue being fully booked with our loud and happy bunch both Friday and Saturday night and the staff were fantastic from start to finish. They were happy and helpful. They had thought of every detail and executed it to perfection. We really could not have asked for anything more. We don't believe anything went wrong and if it did, we were/are not aware of it which is great! Thank you so much, you helped make our dreams come true xx"

Annette & Mike

"We had the most amazing wedding there. Every single person working was amazing and could not do enough for us. Thank you so much for giving us the most memorable and enjoyable day of our lives!"

Felicity & Richard

"The Gamekeeper's Inn was the perfect venue for us. From the second we walked in to the moment we checked out it was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff were superb, especially Angela and Stuart who were attentive and friendly throughout. Thank you for a great day to remember!"

Ellen & Steve

The wedding was amazing from the minute we started planning, Angela dealt with everything we needed and made it so easy and stress-free for us. The day was perfect. It was everything we had dreamed of and more. The staff were fabulous and catered to everyone’s needs. Thank you, The Gamekeeper’s Inn for making our special day magical.”

Katie and Jack Riley

Angela & all the team at The Gamekeeper’s Inn made my dream wedding come true. Anything I needed Angela was only an email away, even at unsociable hours. She made me feel so supported in the planning process. Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish. Angela knew how I wanted my day to run down to the last detail and executed it perfectly. The MC, Chris, who is provided by The Gamekeeper’s was just a breath of fresh air. He was professional, well-mannered and funny. All our guests commented on how great he was. The setting of the barn and surrounding areas are just stunning and complemented our photos perfectly. Thank you to all the staff who went above and beyond. To even fixing my train before I walked down the aisle so I looked perfect. The Gamekeeper’s has a special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to come back soon.

Charlotte and Ashley Nelson

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